A defensive formation in which a fifth defensive back is added to cover an almost certain pass receiver (1980s+ Football)
adjective nickel-and-dime; trivial, insignificant Usage Note slang
[nik-uh l-uh n-dahym] /ˈnɪk əl ənˈdaɪm/ Informal. adjective 1. of little or no importance; trivial; petty: a nickel-and-dime business that soon folded. verb (used with object), nickel-and-dimed or nickeled-and-dimed, nickel-and-diming or nickeling-and-diming. 2. to expose to financial hardship or bankruptcy by the accumulation of small expenses, bills, etc.: We’re being nickel-and-dimed to death by these […]
[ni-kel-ik, nik-uh-lik] /nɪˈkɛl ɪk, ˈnɪk ə lɪk/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. of or containing , especially in the trivalent state. /nɪˈkɛlɪk/ adjective 1. of or containing metallic nickel 2. of or containing nickel in the trivalent state
noun, Chemistry. 1. a gray-black, water-insoluble powder, Ni 2 O 3 , which, at 600°C, decomposes to nickel oxide: used chiefly in storage batteries as an oxidizing agent.